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Updated on Aug 24, 2022

We performed a comparison between Checkmarx and Micro Focus Fortify on Demand based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Checkmarx users say deployment is easy. The majority of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand users mention that the initial setup is simple. However, some reviewers feel that it can be a bit complex since it involves a learning curve.
  • Features: Users say both solutions have good stability, scalability, flexibility, code scanning, and integration capabilities.

    Checkmarx users like its user interface and its identification of verification-related security vulnerabilities. Users say there is limited support from different languages and that creating and editing custom rules is difficult.

    Users of Micro Focus Fortify say it has good reports, is easy to use, and includes very simple and efficient API support and security analysis. Reviewers feel that integration to CI/CD pipelines could be improved, and that the solution needs to include user-based control and role-based access for developers.
  • Pricing: Users of both solutions express mixed reviews on the pricing.
  • Service and Support: Checkmarx users say the technical support is good while users of Micro Focus Fortify on Demand have mixed opinions.
  • ROI: Users of both solutions report a positive ROI.

Comparison Results: The two solutions are very comparable. All categories received similar ratings except that Checkmarx got better rewviews on deployment and support.

To learn more, read our detailed Checkmarx One vs. Fortify on Demand Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The process of remediating software security vulnerabilities can now be performed (ongoing) as portions of the application are being built in advance of being compiled.""The most valuable features of Checkmarx are difficult to pinpoint because of the way the functionalities and the features are intertwined, it's difficult to say which part of them I prefer most. You initiate the scan, you have a scan, you have the review set, and reporting, they all work together as one whole process. It's not like accounting software, where you have the different features, et cetera.""The most valuable feature of Checkmarx is the user interface, it is very easy to use. We do not need to configure anything, we only have to scan to see the results.""It gives the proper code flow of vulnerabilities and the number of occurrences.""We use the solution for dynamic application testing.""The most valuable feature for me is the Jenkins Plugin.""Vulnerability details is valuable.""The main advantage of this solution is its centralized reporting functionality, which lets us track issues, then see and report on the priorities via a web portal."

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"The feature that I find the most useful is being able to just see the vulnerabilities online while checking the code and then checking suggestions for fixing them.""Speed and efficiency are great features.""The licensing was good.""What stands out to me is the user-friendliness of each feature.""The solution saves us a lot of money. We're trying to reduce exposure and costs related to remediation.""The quality of application security testing reduces risk and gives very few false positives.""Micro Focus WebInspect and Fortify code analysis tools are fully integrated with SSC portals and can instantly register to error tracking systems, like TFS and JIRA.""It has saved us a lot of time as we focus primarily on programming rather than tool operational work."

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"Its pricing model can be improved. Sometimes, it is a little complex to understand its pricing model.""They should make it more container-friendly and optimized for the CI pipeline. They should make it a little less heavy. Right now, it requires a SQL database, and the way the tool works is that it has an engine and then it has an analysis database in which it stores the information. So, it is pretty heavy from that perspective because you have to have a full SQL Server. They're working on something called Checkmarx Light, which is a slim-down version. They haven't released it yet, but that's what we need. There should be something a little more slimmed down that can just run the analysis and output the results in a format that's readable as opposed to having a full, really big, and thick deployment with a full database server.""Checkmarx could improve by reducing the price.""Checkmarx being Windows only is a hindrance. Another problem is: why can't I choose PostgreSQL?""We can run only one project at a time.""C, C++, VB and T-SQL are not supported by this product. Although, C and C++ were advertised as being supported.""Updating and debugging of queries is not very convenient.""You can't use it in the continuous delivery pipeline because the scanning takes too much time."

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"An improvement would be the ability to get vulnerabilities flowing automatically into another system.""Takes up a lot of resources which can slow things down.""The reporting capabilities need improvement, as there are some features that we would like to have but are not available at the moment.""Reporting could be improved.""With Rapid7 I utilized its reporting capabilities to deliver Client Reports within just a few minutes of checking the data. I believe that HP’s FoD Clients could sell more services to clients if HP put more effort into delivering visually pleasing reporting capabilities.""We have some stability issues, but they are minimal.""Micro Focus Fortify on Demand cannot be run from a Linux Agent. When we are coding the endpoint it will not work, we have to use Windows Agent. This is something they could improve.""Fortify on Demand could be improved with support in Russia."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is the right price for quality delivery."
  • "I believe pricing is better compared to other commercial tools."
  • "The pricing was not very good. This is just a framework which shouldn’t cost so much."
  • "The pricing is competitive and provides a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) for achieving application security."
  • "It is a good product but a little overpriced."
  • "The license has a vague language around P1 issues and the associated support. Make sure to review these in order to align them with your organizational policies."
  • "​Checkmarx is not a cheap scanning tool, but none of the security tools are cheap. Checkmarx is a powerful scanning tool, and it’s essential to have one of these products."
  • "We got a special offer for a 30% reduction for three years, after our first year. I think for a real source-code scanning tool, you have to add a lot of money for Open Source Analysis, and AppSec Coach (160 Euro per user per year)."
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  • "Buying a license would be feasible for regular use. For intermittent use, the cloud-based option can be used (Fortify on Demand)."
  • "We used the one-time application, Security Scan Dynamic. I believe the original fee was $8,000."
  • "The subscription model, on a per-scan basis, is a bit expensive. That's another reason we are not using it for all the apps."
  • "The licensing was good because the licenses have the heavy centralized server."
  • "It's a yearly contract, but I don't remember the dollar amount."
  • "The pricing can be improved because it is complex when compared to the competition."
  • "It is quite expensive. Pricing and the licensing model could be improved."
  • "It is cost-effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would like to recommend Checkmarx. With Checkmarx, you are able to have an all in one solution for SAST and SCA as well. Veracode is only a cloud solution. Hope this helps.
    Top Answer:Compared to the solutions we used previously, Checkmarx has reduced our workload by almost 75%.
    Top Answer:The solution's price is high and you pay based on the number of users.
    Top Answer:It helps deploy and track changes easily as per time-to-time market upgrades.
    Top Answer:The product's cost depends on the type of license. The on-premise licenses are more expensive than the cloud subscriptions. I rate the pricing a six out of ten.
    Top Answer:They could provide features for artificial intelligence similar to other vendors like OpenText products.
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    Checkmarx One is an enterprise cloud-native application security platform focused on providing cross-tool, correlated results to help AppSec and developer teams prioritize where to focus time and resources.

    Checkmarx One offers comprehensive application scanning across the SDLC:

    • Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
    • Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
    • API security
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
    • Container security
    • IaC security
    • Correlation, prioritization, and risk management
    • Codebashing secure code training
    • AI security
    • Tech partnerships extending AppSec into runtime analysis
    • Developer tool integrations including: CI/CD tools, development frameworks, feedback tools, IDEs, programming languages and SCMs

    Checkmarx One provides everything you need to secure application development from the first line of code through deployment and runtime in the cloud. With an ever-evolving set of AppSec engines, correlation and prioritization features, and AI capabilities, Checkmarx One helps consolidate expanding lists of AppSec tools and make better sense of results. Its capabilities are designed to provide an improved developer experience to build trust with development teams and ensure the success of your AppSec program investment.

    Fortify on Demand is a web application security testing tool that enables continuous monitoring. The solution is designed to help you with security testing, vulnerability management and tailored expertise, and is able to provide the support needed to easily create, supplement, and expand a software security assurance program without the need for additional infrastructure or resources.

    Fortify on Demand Features

    Fortify on Demand has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Deployment flexibility
    • Scalability
    • Built for DevSecOps
    • Ease of use
    • Supports 27+ languages
    • Real-time vulnerability identification with
    • Security Assistant
    • Actionable results in less than 1 hour for most applications with DevOps automation
    • Expanded coverage, accuracy and remediation details with IAST runtime agent
    • Continuous application monitoring of production applications
    • Virtual patches
    • Supports iOS and Android mobile applications
    • Security vulnerability identification
    • Behavioral and reputation analysis

    Fortify on Demand Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Fortify on Demand. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Fast remediation: With Fortify on Demand you can achieve fast remediation throughout the software lifecycle with robust assessments by a team of security experts.
    • Easy integration: The solution’s integration ecosystem is easy to use, creating a more secure software supply chain.
    • Security testing: Fortify on Demand covers in-depth mobile app security testing, open-source analysis, and vendor application security management, in addition to static and dynamic testing.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Fortify on Demand solution.

    Dionisio V., Senior System Analyst at Azurian, says, "One of the top features is the source code review for vulnerabilities. When we look at source code, it's hard to see where areas may be weak in terms of security, and Fortify on Demand's source code review helps with that." He goes on to add, “Another reason I like Fortify on Demand is because our code often includes open source libraries, and it's important to know when the library is outdated or if it has any known vulnerabilities in it. This information is important to us when we're developing our solutions and Fortify on Demand informs us when it detects any vulnerable open source libraries.”

    A Security Systems Analyst at a retailer mentions, “Being able to reduce risk overall is a very valuable feature for us.”

    Jayashree A., Executive Manager at PepsiCo, comments, “Once we have our project created with our application pipeline connected to the test scanning, it only takes two minutes. The report explaining what needs to be modified related to security and vulnerabilities in our code is very helpful. We are able to do static and dynamic code scanning. When we are exploring some of the endpoints this solution identifies many loopholes that hackers could utilize for an attack. This has been very helpful and surprising how many vulnerabilities there can be.”

    A Principal Solutions Architect at a security firm explains, “Its ability to perform different types of scans, keep everything in one place, and track the triage process in Fortify SSC stands out.”

    PeerSpot user Mamta J., Co-Founder at TechScalable, states, "Almost all the features are good. This solution has simplified designing and architecting for our solutions. We were early adopters of microservices. Their documentation is good. You don't need to put in much effort in setting it up and learning stuff from scratch and start using it. The learning curve is not too much."

    Sample Customers
    YIT, Salesforce, Coca-Cola, SAP, U.S. Army, Liveperson, Playtech Case Study: Liveperson Implements Innovative Secure SDLC
    SAP, Aaron's, British Gas, FICO, Cox Automative, Callcredit Information Group, Vital and more.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company31%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Insurance Company5%
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Checkmarx One vs. Fortify on Demand
    May 2024
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    Checkmarx One is ranked 3rd in Application Security Tools with 67 reviews while Fortify on Demand is ranked 10th in Application Security Tools with 57 reviews. Checkmarx One is rated 7.6, while Fortify on Demand is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Checkmarx One writes "The report function is a great, configurable asset but sometimes yields false positives". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortify on Demand writes "Provides good depth of scanning but is unfortunately not fully integrated with CIT processes ". Checkmarx One is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Snyk, Coverity and, whereas Fortify on Demand is most compared with SonarQube, Veracode, Coverity, Fortify WebInspect and Snyk. See our Checkmarx One vs. Fortify on Demand report.

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